T2C (Train2Compete) XC Academy

L2C Biathlon – Age 15 to 17

L2C XC Racing Program

WELCOME TO OUR L2C RACING PROGRAM FOR THE 23/24 SEASON, TARGETING 15-17-YEAR-OLDS!

All of our youth programs are designed around Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development principles and follow Cross Country Canada’s program guidelines. The L2C (formerly Junior Development and Academy) program is for athletes 15 to 17 years who are interested in developing their full range of skiing skills, off-season training and have the desire to compete at provincial and national levels, in preparation for joining one of our T2C (Train2Compete) Post Secondary Programs.  A commitment to scheduled team training sessions year-round and additional, independent training at home and on the snow may be expected.

This program is suitable for athletes who are graduating from the T2T (formerly JD) program and are entering the “Training to Compete” stage of growth and maturation.  L2C XC athletes may choose to remain in this blend of weekend and evening training throughout their Junior years or join the L2C Academy Program which trains primarily during the day in collaboration with the sd22 Snowsports Academy Program. For athletes looking to take part in the Academy Program, we will be offering shuttle services in the Club Team Van for a nominal fee per participant on each trip.

Levels of training for individual athletes will vary according to their individual goals and commitments. Goal setting and review meetings with a program coach will be held seasonally to assess progress and adjust training as necessary.  Athletes will be provided with an individualized year-round training plan and weekly practice plans with general guidance for individual training.

 

Program Details:

L2C Year Round

Age 15-17

L2C Fall/Winter ONLY

Age 15-17

Notes
Dates May 1st, 2023 – Mid-April, 2024 September 1st, 2023 – Mid-April, 2024
Total # of sessions ~135 ~85
Sessions/wk. 3 3
Days Summer Schedule

Tuesday AM  ~8:30 – 11am *Often a shooting combo session*

Wednesday AM ~8:30 – 11am

Thursday AM ~8:30 – 11am

Saturday AM ~8:30 – 11am

 

School Schedule (Spring, Fall / Winter)

*See Fall / Winter Only schedule as it is the same*

School Schedule (Spring, Fall / Winter)

Tuesday 18:00-19:30

Thursday 18:00-19:30

Saturday 9:30-11:30

 

The cold weather cut-off for L2C is -20 Celcius

 

Cost $1390 $950
Registration Deadline July 10 Sept 15
  • Year-round training access
  • Training 3-4 days/wk (including team (~3x) & independent sessions)
  • Access to summer, fall and winter club/regional/provincial training camps
  • Strength program including instruction in proper strength and weight lifting techniques
  • Seasonal goals review and planning sessions (group and individual) with the coach
  • General Yearly Training Plan (YTP) including weekly general guidance for individual sessions.
  • Training log monitoring
  • Video analysis of technique

 

Competitions:

This program has a training and racing focus. Athletes will be well supported as they prepare for the ski season and compete in local, Provincial, and National level competitions that may include:

  • OK Cups / Club Championships
  • BC Cups, BC Championships
  • Western Canadian Championships
  • + other local events and loppets

 

Training camps:

 

Testing:
2 SLNC summer/fall field tests for energy system fitness & strength will be offered

  • Nutrition and Regeneration/recovery protocols
  • Psychological techniques training (relaxation, activation, visualization, strategies, coping…)
  • Technical video analysis off-season & on-snow (roller skiing, striding, skiing…)
  • Online Team calendar and training session postings
  • Pre-season program info/orientation meeting – mandatory for all athletes and parents.

 

Expectations of Athletes:

This is a training and racing program. Athletes should have a desire to train year-round and compete at provincial levels. A commitment to scheduled team training sessions in the summer and fall and to completing independent training is expected. Daily training logs (including resting heart rates, sleep hours, energy levels, etc) are introduced and used to monitor training response and give appropriate training advice. Athletes are expected to be proactive in informing coaches of upcoming events & activities that may conflict with scheduled training.

 

Note:

Athletes at the L2C level are often involved in other organized sports in the summer, fall, and occasionally winter. We encourage multi-sport involvement for enjoyment and to develop a full range of athletic abilities. Our XC Coach will meet with athletes and parents pre-season to preview schedules, clarify goals & mutual expectations to outline a plan that balances the individual needs of the athlete with the needs of running a cohesive club program. The XC Coach will be flexible in helping to determine the right balance and reserves the right to set minimum training and attendance requirements.

* An SLNC 23/24 season pass is required for participants in this program.

No formal programming: TBD

 

 

 

 

Masters Training Group

T2T XC RACING PROGRAM

 

WELCOME TO OUR T2T RACING PROGRAM FOR THE 23/24 SEASON, TARGETING 13-14-YEAR-OLDS!

All of our youth programs are designed around Sport Canada’s Long Term Athlete Development principles and follow Cross Country Canada’s program guidelines. The T2T-1 (formerly Junior Development) program is for athletes 13 to 14 years who are interested in developing their full range of skiing skills, off-season training and have the desire to compete at regional and provincial levels, in preparation for joining one of our L2C (Learn2Compete) Programs.  A commitment to scheduled team training sessions in the summer and fall and additional, independent training at home and on the snow may be expected.

This program is suitable for athletes who are graduating from the L2T (formerly Track Attack) program and are entering the “Training to Train” stage of growth and maturation.  T2T XC athletes may choose to remain in this blend of weekend and evening training throughout their Junior years or join the L2C Academy Program once they reach the age of 15.

Levels of training for individual athletes will vary according to their individual goals and other sports commitments. Goal setting and review meetings with a program coach will be held seasonally to assess progress and adjust training as necessary.  Athletes will be provided with a general year-round training program and weekly practice plans with general guidance for individual training.

 

Program Details:

T2T Year Round

Age 13-14

T2T Fall/Winter ONLY

Age 13-14

Notes
Dates May 1st 2023-Mid-April 2024 September 1st, 2023 – Mid-April 2024
Total # of sessions ~135 ~85
Sessions/wk. 3 3
Days Summer Schedule

Tuesday AM  ~8:30 – 11am

Wednesday AM ~8:30 – 11am

Thursday AM ~8:30 – 11am

School Schedule

*See Fall / Winter Only schedule as it is the same*

School Schedule (Spring, Fall/Winter)

Tuesday 18:00-19:30

Thursday 18:00-19:30

Saturday 9:30-11:30

The cold weather cut-off for T2T is -20 Celcius

 

Cost $950 $875
Registration Deadline July 10 Sept 15
  • Year-round training access
  • Training 3 days/wk (including team (~3x) & independent sessions)
  • Access to summer, fall, and winter club/regional/provincial training camps
  • Strength program including instruction in proper strength and weight lifting techniques
  • Seasonal goals review and planning sessions (group and individual) with the coach
  • General Yearly Training Plan (YTP) including weekly general guidance for individual sessions.
  • Training log monitoring
  • Video analysis of technique

 

Competitions:

This program has a training and racing focus. Athletes will be well supported as they prepare for the ski season and compete in local, Provincial, and National level competitions that may include:

  • OK Cups / Club Championships
  • BC Cups, BC Championships
  • Western Canadian Championships
  • + other local events and loppets

Training camps:

 

Testing:
2 SLNC summer/fall field tests for energy system fitness & strength will be offered

  • Nutrition and Regeneration/recovery protocols
  • Psychological techniques training (relaxation, activation, visualization, strategies, coping…)
  • Technical video analysis off-season & on-snow (roller skiing, striding, skiing…)
  • Online Team calendar and training session postings
  • Pre-season program info/orientation meeting – mandatory for all athletes and parents.

 

Expectations of Athletes:

This is a training and racing program. Athletes should have a desire to train year-round and compete at provincial levels. A commitment to scheduled team training sessions in the summer and fall and to completing independent training is expected. Daily training logs (including resting heart rates, sleep hours, energy levels, etc) are introduced and used to monitor training response and give appropriate training advice. Athletes are expected to be proactive in informing coaches of upcoming events & activities that may conflict with scheduled training.

 

Note:

Athletes at the T2T level are often involved in other organized sports in the summer, fall, and occasionally winter. We encourage multi-sport involvement for enjoyment and to develop a full range of athletic abilities. Our XC Coach will meet with athletes and parents pre-season to preview schedules, clarify goals & mutual expectations to outline a plan that balances the individual needs of the athlete with the needs of running a cohesive club program. The XC Coach will be flexible in helping to determine the right balance and reserves the right to set minimum training and attendance requirements.

* An SLNC 23/24 season pass is required for participants in this program.

No formal programming: TBD

Adaptive Program

Cross-Country Skiing for people with disabilities

Not many sports are so closely connected to nature as cross-country skiing – experiencing the natural beauty is one of the greatest benefits of the sport, and can have an invigorating effect on the body, mind, and spirit. A variety of emerging accessible avenues for people living with disabilities makes recreational or competitive cross-country skiing pursuits an option for more of the community.

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is proud to share an ongoing partnership with Community Recreational Initiatives Society (CRIS) Adaptive Adventures to offer adaptive cross-country skiing and snowshoeing options on our trails.

Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is equipped with accessible parking, washrooms, and access to adaptive equipment to help more people experience our sport.

 

WHO IS CRIS?

CRIS Adaptive Adventures is a unique and local organization helping people living with disabilities break down any barriers to outdoor recreation and sport. For over 20 years, CRIS has empowered thousands of people living with a range of physical, developmental, cognitive and sensory impairments to reach their goals. CRIS utilizes their dedicated volunteers and vast fleet of highly adaptive equipment to help clients reach new heights and make positive impacts in their lives. CRIS’ program structures are not fixed, and can offer varying levels of physical, emotional, social, or educational support to meet everyone’s needs. CRIS replaces isolation with friendship, disability with possibility, and stagnation with improvement.

CROSS-COUNTRY SKIING

Regardless of abilities we can make cross-country skiing a reality for anyone. Thanks to the Tetra Society we have access to many different kinds of adaptive cross-country skis and sleds (see “the fleet” below), this equipment combined with CRIS volunteer’s years of experience and knowledge in adaptations we are able to suit all needs for a fun and, if desired, challenging outdoor winter experience.

SNOWSHOEING

Adaptive snowshoeing utilizes various types of snowshoes and stabilizing poles for an array of abilities. While participants need a basic level of lower extremity mobility to partake in snowshoeing, it is a great activity for many people with disabilities to develop skills and have fun. We have guides for participants who are visually impaired and buddies for those who need some guidance or supervision.

GET INVOLVED

CRIS Adaptive Adventures is always in need of ‘able-bodied’ skiers and snowshoers who can volunteer a few hours. All participants and volunteers are required to complete and return a registration package before departing on an Adaptive Adventure; learn more and find the registration packages on the CRIS Adaptive Adventure website.

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Sovereign Lake Nordic Club is accessible, with wheelchair parking; accessible washrooms; and equipment available upon request at the office if you wish to explore without the assistance of CRIS volunteers. Wheelchair parking is in front of the ramped Sovereign Lake Nordic Club and in the lower parking lot.

For more information about how access the facilities as a disabled skier with your own equipment, please call or email Sovereign Lake at:  250-558-3036

Supporters of CRIS Adaptive Adventures Cross-country Skiing and Snowshoeing.

To participate or volunteer call or email us, contact CRIS Adaptive Adventures:

Email: [email protected]
Website: CRIS Adaptive Adventure
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Phone: (250) 979-3941

 

 

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